1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Donated to Habitat for Humanity

Another throwback to a car you may have ridden in with your dad or grandpa when you were a kid.  This time we had a 1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV donated to Habitat for Humanity of Western Wayne County, Michigan.

1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Donated to Habitat for Humanity

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1975 Volkswagen Beetle Donated to Habitat for Humanity

1975 Volkswagen Beetle Donated to Habitat for Humanity

An old, yellow VW Bug convertible was recently donated to Habitat for Humanity.  This car donation is for the donor’s local habitat in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The generous donor purchased the 1975 Volkswagen Beetle after her last child left for college.  She lovingly named her car ‘Baby’.

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1961 Jaguar Mark IX Donated to American Cancer Society

Just recently we had a beautiful 1961 Jaguar Mark IX donate to American Cancer Society.  This classic Jaguar came to us from a generous donor in Laguna Beach, California.  You can see from the picture that this car lived a privileged life in sunny southern California.  With just over 27,000 miles, this car was kept in great running shape and was even treated to a new engine back in the early 1990’s.  Due to the donor taking great care of this car it has held its value over the last 56 years.  We expect it to earn quite a nice car donation for the American Cancer Society.

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Used Car Market Prices Soften

The first quarter of 2017 has seen average used car market prices soften and continue to drop both month to month as well as year over year.  In fact “Auto Remarketing Magazine” stated in their April 1st Issue that it was just the 2nd time in the last 20 years that used car prices declined in the month of February.

The decline was counter to the 1-percent increase expected for the month and marked just the second time in the past 20 years prices fell in February. -Auto Remarketing Magazine

Used Car Market Prices Soften

Used cars are displayed on a sales lot on June 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California. -Getty Images

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Recycling the “New” Car Industry

Recycling in 2017 and the future will continue to be a highly debated subject around the world as we continue to grow and develop this high speed blue planet we all call home.  You may know some facts about the automotive recycling industry (you can learn a few here). But it may surprise most of you that cars are the most recycled consumer product in the world.¹  Also, car recycling is one of the top industries in the United States.  It is estimated that 85-90% of that car you drive in can be pulled apart and recycled when it reaches the end of its glorious life.²  However, if you are keeping up with the auto industry you know that automakers are responding as fast as they can to keep up with the consumer’s never ending appetite for technology in every area of their life.

Just take a look at some of the technologies to watch for based on research by Forbes contributor Karl Brauer after attending CES and Detroit auto shows:

  • autonomous vehicles
  • driver override systems
  • biometric vehicle access
  • active window displays
  • remote vehicle shutdown
  • active health monitoring
  • four-cylinder supercars
  • personalized in-car marketing
recycling new car industry technology

PHOTO: Automotive Recycling Magazine, self-parking feature in the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. http://a-r-a.org/automotive-recycling-magazine/vehicle-technology-deconstructing-new-cars-extra-sensory-perception-reality/

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